We are officially BACK TO SCHOOL! Getting into the swing of things can be a pain! Literally! Students toting heavy backpacks busting at the seams with textbooks, folders, calculators, etc. is an all too familiar site around campuses nationwide. Overloaded backpacks can lead to shoulder, neck, and back pain, among other problems. Between 2010 and 2011, backpack injuries in kids aged 5 to 18 increased 6.5%, from 12,924 to 13,766, according the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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